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TRAI releases consultation paper on KYC of DTH set top boxes

The DTH broadcasting service was opened in the country in 2001 and on March 15, the government issued the guidelines for obtaining licence for providing Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting service in India.

Rural telephone subscribers fall in May, urban user base rises: Trai

The rural subscriber base fell 0.86 per cent, while the urban subscriber numbers rose 0.57 per cent during May.

Reliance Jio outpaces Airtel to become No. 2 telco by users in May: Trai

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been losing subscribers at a fast rate, owing mainly to their introduction of the minimum recharge plans.

Department of Telecommunications reaches out to FinMin for sectoral relief package

The DoT, he said, has written to the FinMin, seeking a reduction in the goods and services tax (GST) on telecom gear and services from 18% to 12%.

Govt considering capital infusion in BSNL

MoS Sanjay Shamrao Bhotre said the govt is considering capital infusion, including equity infusion in the telecom company.

DoT submits probe report to CVC on penalties' alleged delay

The CVC had asked the DoT to conduct the investigation in February this year.

Airtel, Jio plan HUL tie-up for new consumer connect

The initiative could be a game changer for the two rival telcos as well as the consumer conglomerate.

5.89 lakh unregistered telemarketers blacklisted since 2011 for pesky calls: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Trai itself has received 155 complaints up to July 10, 2019, including 70 (Airtel), 67 (Vodafone), and 11 (Reliance Jio).

BSNL issues austerity measures norms to circles to cut costs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

At this point, no shortage of contractual labour is anticipated, he said. "BSNL has informed that austerity measures guidelines have been issued to circles for reducing costs," the Minister noted.

Hikes at Vodafone Idea a sign of green shoots

With revenues stabilising, HR experts expect manpower to increase by 5% by the end of March 2020.

Broadband readiness index will attract investments: Shamrao dhotre

Broadband readiness index will attract investments: Shamrao dhotre

“The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will create robust infrastructure," he said.

Amit Shah-headed GoM discusses VRS scheme for BSNL, MTNL employees

Amit Shah-headed GoM discusses VRS scheme for BSNL, MTNL employees

The administrative cost for the allocation of 4G radio waves to BSNL is pegged at Rs 14,000 crore, and Rs 6,000 crore for MTNL.

Group of Ministers discuss revival of BSNL, MTNL

Group of Ministers discuss revival of BSNL, MTNL

BSNL and MTNL have also approached the government for granting voluntary retirement scheme package to their employees.

Vodafone Idea ‘repays’ significant chunk of Rs 4,300 crore loans

Vodafone Idea ‘repays’ significant chunk of Rs 4,300 crore loans

The repayments will help the telecom market leader reduce its net finance costs and free up capital.

Wi-Fi on the go: Government pushes to keep Bharat connected

Wi-Fi on the go: Government pushes to keep Bharat connected

DoT clears interoperability to help users access internet in all public hotspots; wants industry to set up 1 m Wi-Fi hotspots by Dec 2019.

DCC may not back Trai penalty on telcos, may go for nominal sum

DCC may not back Trai penalty on telcos, may go for nominal sum

The sources said the DCC had, in principle, has agreed to the penalty but the Trai was also told to review the amount.

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